The New York State Senate chief information officer Andrew Hoppin talks with Focus Washington TechView on what Gov 2.0 means to him. Hoppin walks us through the re-launch of his organization’s website using an open source software platform so citizens can participate in the policy making process without the need to travel to their offices. Hoppin will be speaking at the Gov 2.0 Expo, and you can learn more about this event at http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]
Opening access to information could bring significant benefits to citizens services. Focus Washington TechView spoke with the city of San Francisco chief information officer Chris Vein who explains us how his city is developing innovations solutions to achieve open government-related applications, such as crime mapping. As an example, Vein walks us through the concept of how two developer mothers created a listing of services for activities with their children, such as best parks to go with their kids, best schools, best services for their kids, etc. It is a mommy application that shows that the opened information can make real changes in the lives of its citizens. And the city is now working with other cities to further this vision. For more information about the Gov 2.0 Expo, visit http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010. […]
As we celebrate Earth Day this year, governments and education organizations are looking to further their environmental efforts in helping make our planet cleaner and more sustainable. Technology can play a fundamental role in supporting […]
More than one billion people in 190 countries will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year. Along this theme, Bruce Klein, Ciscos SVP for the U.S. Public Sector organization, joins Focus Washington […]
For the most coherent explanation of the differences, and the perceptions of, the term “open” as applied to open source, open standards, and open government, check out this blog post on GovFresh from Bobby Caudill […]
The Atlantic sponsored a State of Union for Technology forum this morning, featuring White House CTO Aneesh Chopra—we were there, and asked Adobe’s Rob Pinkerton for his take on Aneesh’s keynote.
The White House today, led by the President himself, is conducting a very interesting, and I think unprecedented, brainstorming with some of the nation’s top CEOs. The topic– modernizing government– may seem a little dry, […]
While the term “cloud computing” seems to be on everyones’ mind this year in the Washington technology sector, few can actually agree on what it actually means for government agencies at the Federal, state , […]
In this time of scientific scholastic decline, Energy Department Undersecretary Kristina Johnson, speaking before a Scientific American forum sponsored by Amgen on Tuesday, had a very interesting take on the answer. See her thoughts on […]
Editors note: The Obama Administration made good on its promise of an open government yesterday by releasing a directive to all federal agencies requiring them, essentially, to adapt to a culture of transparency instead of […]
Peter R. Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, released a memo directing executive departments and agencies to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. This is in […]
In the midst of significant growth in interest and usage of online computing in government, Focus Washington’s Karen Hanretty interviewed Kumar Vora, Vice President and General Manager for LiveCycle at Adobe Systems Incorporated. They discussed […]
Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages By JULIA ANGWIN and GEOFFREY A. FOWLER The Wall Street Journal Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors. But unprecedented numbers […]
Dan Kent explains how Cisco works closely with government agencies to address their needs, and what are some key solutions he is working on with customers.
The notion of “open government” permeates much of the recent conversation and debate surrounding the next generation of government – what transparency means, why it is important, and how it can be achieved. The 2009 […]
Douglas C. Smith, President and CEO, Ericsson Federal Inc. recently shared his thoughts on the military’s increasing need for broadband communication solutions on and off the battlefield. As conflicts and emergencies continue to emerge around […]